1986 - Volume #10, Issue #2, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cutterbar Sections Mount Upside Down
Featured 3¢ years ago in FARM SHOW, the "Easy Cut" cutterbar is being marketed in the U.S. and Canada by Argis Ltd., Listowel, Ont. According to the manufacturer, the cutterbar's unique design, featuring every other sickle section turned upside down, practically eliminates plugged blades and bent sickle sections. Also, it stops the tearing of stalks, so there's less breakage of sections and guards.
The Easy Cut system includes special guards with conventional 3-in. hole openings that bolt to the cutterbar. Both the top and bottom of the guard fingers have cutting edges, thus doubling wear time.
While one blade of the bar cuts in an upward fashion against a guard finger, the adjacent blade is cutting downward against the other finger. This evens out wear along the entire cutterbar and help reduce breakdowns and maintenance problems,says the manufacturer.
Kits, available for most combine and swather systems, include all guards, spacer bars, one knife, other hardware, parts and spare parts. A 7-ft. kit sells for $458 (Canadian), a 22-ft. kit for $992 (Canadian).
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Argis Ltd., Box 154, Listowel, Ont. N4W 3G8 (ph 519 291-4205).
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